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Powerline’s Paul Mirengoff makes the case that the 2012 Republican nomination is Sarah Palin’s to lose given her popularity among the Tea Party movement. But I think it’s important to draw a distinction between Palin receiving a hero’s welcome at Tea Party events, or even showing tremendous influence in GOP primaries, and people choosing her as a presidential nominee. Back in April, a NY Times/CBS poll of Tea Partiers found that 66 percent viewed Palin favorably, yet a plurality of 47 percent to 40 percent said she didn’t have the ability to be an effective president. Some conservatives may dismiss any NY Times poll, but it is telling that respondents viewed general favorability and presidential qualifications as two separate questions. So I think that we should be careful not to conflate the two and assume that Palin has the Tea Party vote locked up in a presidential race.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?